After a long day of fasting, exercising and maintaining your regular workout routine can definitely be challenging. There’s a lot to consider and adjust if you want to continue training while fasting. Instead of letting your hard work at the gym go to waste, you can come up with a plan to maintain a healthy lifestyle during this month.
Benefits and Best Workout Timings
As per experts, exercising while fasting will help you shed more since your body is burning your own calories and not dietary calories. In a fast of at least 8 hours a day, sugar and carbs consumed on that day get burnt up completely, after which the body turns to its fat stores for energy.
Maintaining your fitness regime during this time will not only clear your mind, but also help keep your energy levels up and metabolism stable. Since it takes 21 days to detoxify your body, Ramadan is the best time to do it.
The best times to exercise during Ramadan are:
Try different workout timings and duration and see what works best for you. The type of workout you choose depends on your fitness goals, but we recommend going at a slower pace than usual. Remember that you are exercising to maintain, so don’t overdo it.
Drink plenty of water between iftar and suhoor to stay hydrated. Avoid over-eating and eating oily food. Include more carbohydrates during suhoor to help you stay energetic for the rest of the day. A protein-rich diet after breaking the fast will help the body to rejuvenate. Don’t forget that sufficient sleep is as important as a good diet and helps to control cravings.
Follow our blog for more fitness tips and Ramadan meal plans. Subscribe to our newsletter and download our app on the App Store or Google Play for latest updates.
Winter Transfer Deadline Day: Big money, and big moves! Literally the words that define what…
Be it outdoors or indoors, running offers a plethora of benefits, both for physical and…
“Celebrate your strength and resilience”. These were the words of US gymnast Simone Biles, who…
Into Running? Competitive or hobbyist, we have a list of the best running shoes of 2021 to further assist you with your fitness goals.